Thursday 9 May 2013

Huawei's CEO breaks his silence: Explains that nothing untoward happens in his company!

   Huawei have been having some trouble in the US lately. They've been accused by the government of surveillance for the Chinese authorities and there's been some issues of misquotes of execs on whether or not the company would be trying to target the American market any more. Well it turns out that Huawei's founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfai, is typically a quiet guy and he doesn't normally say much if anything to the media. Well that changed today as he took the time to speak to reporters in New Zealand as they've recently won contracts to build mobile network infrastructure in the region and he defended his companies position on the US cyber concerns about his company.

   Zhengfai has said that despite his 26 years of silence, he hasn't avoided the press because of dodgy dealing by his company. Instead, Zhengfai said that there are no improper links to the Chinese government, he said:
"Huawei has no connection to the cyber-security issues the U.S. has encountered in the past, current and future... Huawei equipment is almost non-existent in networks currently running in the U.S. We have never sold any key equipment to major U.S. carriers, nor have we sold any equipment to any U.S. government agency."
   The whole story is quite interesting and it's unlikely that there will ever be an honest answer as to whether there is any untoward behaviour going on behind the scenes on either side of the issue, but in the modern world the best policy is to all try to get along no matter how hard it is. We'll keep you up to date will all the latest news, but in the meantime we have Huawei's stunning P6 to look forward to seeing on the market running Android!
Via Reuters.


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